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August 17th, 2019
‘UK demands for loan guarantee far from reasonable’ - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced under the Dr D. Orlando Smith, National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the United Kingdom (UK) through a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) had promised up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

July 1st, 2019
BVI Finance welcomes UK Gov't response to exchange of notes on Beneficial Ownership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - BVI Finance welcomes positive comments made by the UK Home Secretary reflecting the level of cooperation between UK and BVI law enforcement authorities, following a review into the implementation of the Exchange of Notes (EoN) on Beneficial Ownership information, 18 months after its initial introduction.

May 14th, 2019
Same-sex marriage policy should be matter for VI to decide- UK Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom Government of Theresa M. May has said it will not force the British Overseas Territories (OTs) to legalise same-sex marriage but will continue to engage them, to ensure their legislation is compliant with their international human rights obligations.

August 24th, 2016
UK casting blind eye on undemocratic practices in VI- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Respected talk show host Doug Wheatley has accused the United Kingdom government of standing aloof and not wanting to intervene on various undemocratic practices that plague the territory from time to time, despite them being brought to their attention.

February 29th, 2016
'It seems the UK wants to undermine our financial services' – John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church John I. Cline has posed the question whether the United Kingdom Government is intentionally trying to undermine the Virgin Islands' financial services sector for their own benefit.

September 5th, 2014
'Comments & criticisms are cheap!' – HE John S. Duncan

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – Weeks into his appointment as Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Mr John S. Duncan OBE has begun to be liberal about his takes on certain things especially when it comes to the assessing of the status of the VI economy.

October 4th, 2013
The VI has forgotten God!- Edmund Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Quoting scripture after scripture from the bible, talk show host Edmund Maduro said the Virgin Islands has forgotten God and warned of the consequences.

October 3rd, 2013
No fight between UK and VI Gov'ts – Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a recent exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online, Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool sought to dispel claims that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has been having a strained relationship with the United Kingdom (UK) government and that the UK had a hand in the discontinuation with negotiations with Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) over the Cruise Pier Development Project.

July 16th, 2013
'BVI Platinum News misrepresented me' – Jamal S. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney-at-law Mr Jamal S. Smith wants to make it absolutely clear that he is not in strict opposition to the Cruise Ship Pier Project but that he is more concerned about the lack of transparency to the public.

November 11th, 2012
VI’s Budget Day is November 15, 2012!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The fourth sitting of the second session of the House of Assembly (HOA) of the Virgin Islands will be held on Thursday November 15, 2012. The highlight of the sitting will be the Budget Address by the Virgin Islands’ Minister of Finance and Leader of Government Business Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

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